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Best anchor for Florida salt water??

Discussion in 'Member Tips and Ideas' started by Gadiel, May 13, 2018.

  1. Gadiel

    Gadiel Member

    Messages:
    37
    Location:
    Orlando Florida
    Ratings:
    +29 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Chaparral
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    21
    I’m just tired of having to mess with my anchor all the time
    What do you guys use that doesn't fail??
     
  2. ruztew

    ruztew Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    219
    Location:
    32408
    Ratings:
    +164 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    19
    Fluke style anchor has never let me down, with 6ft of chain . Make sure you have enough rode out when anchoring and pull the fluke until it digs into the sand.
     
  3. DieselCamel

    DieselCamel Jetboaters Lieutenant

    Messages:
    691
    Location:
    Punta Gorda, FL
    Ratings:
    +933 / 5
    Boat Make:
    World Cat
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    23
    check out mantus anchor. Has been working great for me in SWFL Storage might be an issue. Not sure if it would fit in anchor locker. But something to look into.
     
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  4. Danielmailin

    Danielmailin Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    224
    Location:
    Homestead, Florida
    Ratings:
    +283 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    FSH Deluxe
    Boat Length:
    19
    Once you buy a Mantus you won't need another anchor
     
  5. waternutt

    waternutt Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    106
    Location:
    Panama City, FL
    Ratings:
    +39 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Chaparral
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    VR
    Boat Length:
    24
    I have had good luck with the Fortress FX-7 and 10' of chain.
     
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  6. Grassman

    Grassman Member

    Messages:
    32
    Location:
    Foley, AL
    Ratings:
    +19 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    FSH Sport
    Boat Length:
    21
    10 ft of chain with anchor
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2018 at 9:29 PM
  7. Maillis

    Maillis New Member

    Messages:
    22
    Location:
    Holiday, FL
    Ratings:
    +21 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    FSH Deluxe
    Boat Length:
    21
    FX-7 works great for me
     
  8. adrianp89

    adrianp89 Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    959
    Location:
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Ratings:
    +482 / 9
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    21
    The Fortress is pretty high on my buy list.
     
  9. Coheeba

    Coheeba Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    520
    Location:
    Panama CIty Beach FL
    Ratings:
    +548 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    In Florida sand in decent weather any anchor will hold if you have enough scope (minimum 3:1/ 5:1) and chain. Those details are as important as the anchor.:jawdrop::jimlad::jimlad::jimlad:[flag][flag][flag]
     
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  10. Coheeba

    Coheeba Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    520
    Location:
    Panama CIty Beach FL
    Ratings:
    +548 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
  11. brockhals

    brockhals Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    224
    Location:
    Watersound, FL
    Ratings:
    +107 / 3
    Boat Make:
    Other
    Year:
    2005
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    Other
    my box anchor holds my 27' pretty well.
     

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